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Dynamo 2, Columbus Crew 0

The Dynamo put down the challenge of the eventual Supporters’ Shield winners with a 2-0 win behind a fantastic Brad Davis half volley and a Brian Ching goal after a slick feed by re-acquisition Nate Jaqua.

Columbus Crew (9-6-4) vs. Houston Dynamo (6-4-8)
August 02, 2008 -- Robertson Stadium, Houston TX

Scoring Summary:
HOU -- Brad Davis 2 (Brian Mullan 2) 13
HOU -- Brian Ching 8 (Nate Jaqua 1) 43

Columbus Crew -- William Hesmer, Jed Zayner, Andy Iro, Chad Marshall (Ezra Hendrickson 28), Danny O'Rourke, Eddie Gaven, Brian Carroll, Brad Evans (Duncan Oughton 53), Andrew Peterson (Jason Garey 69), Guillermo Barros Schelotto, Alejandro Moreno.
Substitutes Not Used: Andy Gruenebaum, Corey Elenio, Ryan Junge, Ricardo Pierre-Louis.

Houston Dynamo -- Pat Onstad, Craig Waibel, Bobby Boswell, Geoff Cameron, Wade Barrett, Brian Mullan, Ricardo Clark, Brad Davis (Chris Wondolowski 90), Corey Ashe, Brian Ching (Kei Kamara 52), Nate Jaqua.
Substitutes Not Used: Tony Caig, Kyle Brown, Mike Chabala, Nick Hatzke, John Michael Hayden.

Misconduct Summary:
HOU -- Nate Jaqua (caution; Reckless Foul) 29
CLB -- Eddie Gaven (caution; Intentional Handball) 32
CLB -- Ezra Hendrickson (caution; Reckless Foul) 37

Referee: Steven DePiero
Referee's Assistants: Joe Fletcher; Peter Manikowski
4th official: Jasen Anno
Attendance: 15,371
Weather: Clear-and-100-degrees

All statistics contained in this boxscore are unofficial